tv DW News Deutsche Welle January 24, 2020 3:00pm-3:30pm CET
good. this is deja vu news live from berlin and china takes drastic steps to curb a deadly viral outbreak at the words race to build a hospital to house those infected with the coronavirus hoping to have it finished in just 6 days the country's struggling to keep the disease from spreading throughout china and beyond. also coming up can germany and turkey mend their strained relations we'll find out what's at stake as chancellor merkel meets turkish president temporarily in istanbul. and the latest from the world economic forum in davos. the world economic forum tries to rewrite the rulebook on how
capitalism works but in the game towards maximizing profits it is not even possible for coverage of the head from davos. i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us china is taking on precedented measures to contain the spread of a deadly new coronavirus imposing quarantine some more than 40000000 people closing major tourist attractions and canceling public events the drastic response comes as hundreds of millions of people are on the move for the start of the lunar new year holiday despite their efforts authorities say the virus has not been stopped more than 800 cases have been confirmed some of them far beyond china's borders. the coronavirus is on the move. to spot an. unprecedented lock down and will hunt
and surround china hasn't managed to keep the virus contained. the economist chinese region of macau confirmed at 2nd case on friday and is investigating whether they could be more. it's the same story and hong kong these images are hospital patients suffering from pneumonia being taken to an infectious disease center. even at a press briefing protective masks everywhere are sort of the occupancy is. more than 70 percent so it's a very high occupancy and they are trying to mobilize more to over these probably few days. more cases have also been confirmed in singapore thailand south korea and japan. a hospital in tokyo carried out a drill to train staff in dealing with an infectious disease.
in vietnam a chinese father and son tested positive for the disease making them the 1st confirmed cases in the country. every day it seems the deadly virus is traveling further. doctors in scotland said they were testing a number of suspected cases and a man was briefly hospitalized in london. 2 people literally lighthouse nazis cave it. say over 2 years seriously. from the u.k. to india to australia countries around the globe are on it and monitoring closely where the virus will pop up next. well chinese authorities are taking strict measures to contain this virus but do they think they're getting it under control here's more from correspondent 5 in question in beijing if you watch the official news in the evening in the states it be then. they acknowledge yes
it's a severe crisis but it's on a control and on social media you know it will be another picture because people are sharing a mess of short videos. from the epicenter of the virus of overcrowded hospitals that have to reject patients also a hospital that has to install temporary tents outside their buildings because they cannot cope with the demands and also the needs of all the patients so it really depends also on what kind of information you're accessing whether you're really glory to the young people who share information on social media they are deeply buried they are all where face must where the older generation is someone. also concerned but less than they used and they are more also in a festive mood because right now there's also good news and actually it's supposed to be a celebration. let's get some more analysis on the story now we can speak to passy penton and he's the head of the european center for disease prevention and control in stockholm pasi thank you for joining us as we saw there china is expanding its
lockdown including more cities is this an effective way to contain the virus or is it coming too late. well these are very drastic measures that the chinese authorities have decided to take in response to this relatively large and rapidly evolving outbreak that they have on their hands these are measures that would could not be done in european. context. and they are taken with great expense to to the local and chinese governments as well as the economy in general in these cities. this is very much done to to minimize the possibility of infectious individuals appearing in other cities in china but also in other cities globalise so the chinese authorities are taking these measures very much to protect the global community.
that's what makes this virus sell serious i mean how does it compare to regular winter flu outbreaks for example. so 1st of all this pirates has evolved and appeared at the worst possible time in one hand but also the worst possible time for us in europe since we are in the middle of this season's influenza outbreak it is likely that in one hand for example a large portion of those people that you report on trying to get care in the health care system are actually influenza cases but you know you do need to have a laboratory diagnosis to differentiate between the 2 the virus that we're talking about now in the novel coronavirus we have very very limited data to base our risk assessments on we have published that on our web site couple of days ago but from what we understand so far this virus is very similar both genetically as in its
behavior to the 2003 cyrus virus which caused globally important outbreak for all in health care systems more than $8000.00 cases at the time with a 10 percent mortality rate so so about $700.00 cases dying in different locations around the world so. we the national public health authorities globally are all preparing the health care systems to to face these issues you mentioned that sars outbreak i mean what has been learned from that what do we know now about effectively containing the sap a virus. well 1st of all we know that it is very important to detect infectious cases as early as possible that needs awareness and immediate action from the whole health care system and in those countries where these cases can potentially be detected and at this stage so all the countries in
the world we have not seen transmission outside imported cases from c.t. in. other countries outside of china and we i'm sorry we haven't seen transmission in countries outside of china but only exported cases from the. but it is likely that you also see cases in europe in the coming week as people are traveling away from ok we'll have to leave it there posse fenton head of the european center for disease prevention and control in stockholm thank you for joining us here and. right let's bring you up to date now on some of the other stories making news around the world police say several people have been wounded and a number of others are presumed dead following a shooting in southwestern germany some media reports put the death toll at 6 the incident occurred in the town of water and is believed to be linked to a personal relationship a suspect has been detained thousands of iraqis demonstrated in central baghdad
after a prominent cleric called for a 1000000 strong protest against u.s. military presence in their country the cleric knocked out assad or opposes all foreign interference in iraq but has recently shown a closer alliance with iran. swarms of locusts are eating their way across large parts of east africa the worst outbreak some regions have seen in 70 years the u.n. is calling for aid to avert threats to food supplies locusts reproduce rapidly and if they're left unchecked they could fall into 500 times their current number by june. german chancellor angela merkel is in istanbul for bilateral talks with turkish president won the chancellor started her visit at the opening ceremony of the new campus of a turkish german university the 2 leaders were later expected to discuss a number of international issues including the libyan conflict turkey's migration agreement with the e.u. human rights and trade relations. and for more on chance our visit
turkey we can bring in our chief political correspondent melinda crane she is following the story for us tell us more about what the 2 leaders have been discussing today. well the happier moment on their agenda was certainly the opening of this turkish german university and americal called it an extraordinary example of the bilateral cooperation between the 2 countries and in fact in this visit and that opening were a rather warm warm moment in what is otherwise often a very contentious relationship other issues on the agenda just to illustrate that the future of the refugee deal that has helped to stop refugee flows across turkey to greece and into the e.u. turkey's role in the conflict in libya after one was just here in berlin at the chancellor's libyan conference the syrian conflict and turkey's wishes for that in
fact the chancellor is giving a press conference right now with president in which he very clearly said that he was looking for germany to put pressure on syria and then other perennial topics such as differences on human rights and relations between turkey and the e.u. and as you've been speaking we've been looking at live pictures of that press conference that you mentioned you touched upon the migration pact and this is something that the president everyone has frequently threatened to abandon this pact and at the same time it really is a central part of chancellor merkel's migration policy the criticism is that she's opened herself up to the risk of being blackmailed over this deal is that true. well that's what happens when you try to solve political challenges with the deals in fact in 2016 spearheaded by germany the e.u. did agree on a deal with turkey whereby turkey would receive up to 6000000000 euros in return
for halting flows of syrians fleeing the war seeking refuge and attempting to transit turkey to get to greece and thereby into the e.u. and turkey did significantly halt that flow of refugees but it says that it has not been receiving the money it was promised by the e.u. turkey is now host to 3600000 syrian refugees resentment in the country is building because they pose both a financial and also a social burden and therefore turkey is looking for that money from the e.u. it also would like to see syrian refugees resettled from turkey in a safe zone in northern syria the e.u. has been very reluctant to support that so as you said president out of one has repeatedly threatened to renege on his side of the deal and open the gates and we're not sure yet whether he did that once again in this meeting with the
chancellor but certainly it wouldn't be surprising at the same time we should also say that the turkish president is also really a key part of chancellor merkel's efforts to find a political solution for libya as well as innit. absolutely the chancellor hosted a conference here in berlin last weekend to bring all the players in this long running proxy war around one table and get them to agree to finally take the un embargo on weapons deliveries to the warring parties seriously and absolutely president ed of one is a central part of that because he is the main backer of the un recognized government of prime minister rudd and in fact he recently said that he's sending troops which would violate that un embargo now he's saying actually no those people he has sent are just trainers but clearly they're important to get president to one on the same track and certainly that will have been a focus of the chancers efforts today our chief political correspondent and
a crane thank you very much. now it is the final day of the world economic forum meeting in davos it's been largely dominated by one subject the environment there's been a strong messages from activist. as well as a call to action from the un secretary general antonio terrorists international trade and artificial intelligence were also high on the agenda and thursday saw a call from german chancellor angela merkel for countries to talk more to one another. and on the ground in davos are our senior business editor ben facility and reporter john l. don't allow and they've been covering events there for us this week and here are their takeaways this forum pitted u.s. president donald trump against young swedish activist gratitude bag you could not get any different no you couldn't bend on the one hand you have the elderly climate denier in chief on the other hand you have a much more youthful face of climate activism so she railed against him and other
world leaders for their an action in the face of an environmental catastrophe he called her a prophet of doom but who do you think won that battle that's an easy one trump got the most laughs got the most cheese what were they laughing at him or with him well he was he had basically campaigning on an election what people here wanted to hear was who's going to save the planet well he did say that the u.s. was going to join this initiative to plant one trillion trees this initiative led by the world economic forum but how much does that mean really yeah that's the hard part davos is always full of pledges and promises it's action we want to see of course but we have seen companies sign up to a new manifesto and a new framework in which they will now be held responsible to society and the environment not just profits and losses and that's a huge change the big for auditing from signed up to it scores of companies did as well now i'm willing to believe in the goodwill but i do see a bit of a disconnect there amber earlier this week when there was a survey released of c.e.o.'s that put environment and climate catastrophe as the
number 11. worried that they have number one was what bennett was overregulation exactly so companies have to focus on the short term not the long term and it's the transition that's going to be very very key medical the german chancellor said that we can't leave anybody behind this has to be a joint effort the chinese also said that the world needs to work together and then not at the moment but what they did do this week was talk they all came together to davos to talk now picking up on what he said about miracles he did say the impatience of the youth had to be understood and had to be top after all they are going to inherit the planet they're going to live beyond 2050 and we made. and it was the young change makers here telling the old white guys how to run their economies and how to save the planet perhaps not how it should be maybe. stranger things have happened one of the strangest things that happened to me this week was bill browder the u.s.
financier who used to be one of the biggest foreign investors in russia but was expelled from veiling corruption i was standing here on the balcony with me and then told me how the swiss officials had unfolded a plot to possibly kill him did you feel safe standing here with him i did not well i'm glad you made it to the end of the forum alive i'm glad we both did now peruvians go to the polls on sunday in an attempt to end the country's biggest political crisis in recent history president might seem to have sparked controversy when he dissolved congress last september he chose the opposition of blocking his anti-corruption reforms the vast majority of peruvian supported that decision but many have lost faith and the political system or latin america correspondent nicole tried to find out why. aggressive canvassing in lima city center it's only a couple of days until the election and all the candidates promised to help the
country recover from its deep institutional crisis many peruvians struggle to get excited about the vote. it's a disaster i don't trust any of the. people have been let down too many times they put their hopes and politicians that seems trustworthy and they still disappointed them. it's not a presidential election it's only congress so people are a bit confused they don't know who the candidates are or which party to vote for a combination of disillusionment and in comprehension added to exceptional circumstances it's the 1st time in peru's history that the country only elects congress plus there's no government party to vote for in. the new congress should represent whoever won the battle between the executive and the legislative right if the president won his party should get support that would certainly have happened if the president had a party but he doesn't so people have to figure out how close the party they're
voting for is to the executive. to get to know their candidates better these people seek direct contact with those running for public office especially the younger generation is fed up with disenchantment being used as an excuse for inaction. if you don't want to see the same old people it's important to vote for someone worthwhile knowing the local people aren't going to say all right we'll stop the corruption so you go to vote we need to make decisions and act in order to achieve the changes we want to see in the political system of our country. he is one of the candidates promising change i'll bet at the below when there was a member of the dissolved congress and is now running again his message is clear every vote counts. the worst thing you can do is head into these elections wanting to spoil your vote because that's neither constructive nor does it get the message across the only ones benefiting from its will be the parties that few people voted
for because of you submit an invalid ballot paper they will get more seats i believe it's important for people to be aware of the power behind the vote. a vote that will determine who is going to occupy the $130.00 seats in peru's congress until the general election in 2021 whether or not it will be truly representative depends on the willingness of the peruvian people. now for some more stories from around the world mexican authorities have detained 800 people from central america who entered illegally from guatemala they had intended to reach the border with the u.s. and mexico is under intense pressure from u.s. president trying to contain mass movements of migrants. and president trump says he is likely to launch a long awaited middle east peace plan early next week trump was returning to washington from the world economic forum when he told reporters he believed his plan would be successful. and actress and who appeared in the t.v.
series this. prana else has accused former producer harvey weinstein of raping her she was the 1st accuser to give evidence that his trial in new york why seen as pleading not guilty to charges of assaulting 2 women he says all of a sexual encounters were consensual. now. as a rather unassuming forester who manages a germany in 2015 he published a book called the hidden life of trees what they feel how they communicate it originally had a modest print run of 2000 $500.00 books but now it's become an international bestseller and there's a documentary film featuring the man himself 'd. this is a sensation. life of trees has been translated into the languages now it's hitting the big screen by yearning to get back to our roots but one with nature is not unique to germany.
the german relationship to the forest is not so special whichever country you look at iceland israel or mongolia countries without a lot of forest but even here they have a strong connection to trees it's human and that's great because it shows we are naturally close tonight it's genetic. gripped by scenes showing reproduction in the pine forest the movie presents the forest as an emotional experience. this is the point that explains the book success peter describes trees in a way that allows us to identify with them trees have children that they look after this is an idea that everyone can relate to. pollen drift in the
air a nightmare for those with allergies but actually parts of a giant axe over love. trees communicate with each other some blossom every 2nd year how they synchronize remains a mystery. trees have memories and characters free. levens hometown when winter comes they have to design continue soaking up the sun or not take the risk of being damaged by frost. and try to dust he took the bible is really the 3 trees make different decisions 2 of the oats are a bit more courageous the 3rd is a little cowardly or in positive terms more sensible trees with human traits some say this is going too far the timber trite say bull they've been realized too much on feelings and not enough on facts. the cons of
a course the forester's think it's terrible it's just as if i talked about intensive livestock farming instead pigs have feelings and feel pain when they are castrated the forester's are just as annoyed when i say the forest is a social network because this is disturbing timber production. so. even is now using his celebrity to campaign for the preservation of endangered forests around the world he's advanced from simple forest to an international media star. now preparing for disaster that is an issue that olympic games organizers in tokyo have been thinking about just over half a year ago preparations are entering their final stages and then clued holding emergency response trails in the event of an earthquake. they are preparing
for the worst but hoping they won't have to do it for real in this trailer rescue team from the tokyo fire department has just rushed into action victims are treated on the spot or taken away on stretchers to have their injuries assessed. these are the 1st 15 minutes of a hypothetical 7.3 magnitude earthquake in a country is quite proneness japan tokyo 2020 organizes are leaving nothing to chance. because i think part of it is. we're going to conduct a survey from the participants of this drill including people with disabilities to collect ideas and suggestions for us to review our operations you know so that the government. this drill involves more than 500 volunteers they played the role of evacuees with instructions relayed in both japanese and english organizes acknowledge though that their linguistic capabilities mustn't stop there i only
talk about it. we are aware that among foreigners some people do not speak english. and so will be necessary to take measures to be able to deal with several languages so hard to. be outside this might all are quite scary but the message to visit is is don't be afraid if any city in the world is prepared for an earthquake it's tokyo part of match day 19 in the bundesliga the 1000 year old made headlines across sports last week when he scored a match winning hattrick at out spared now home fans get their chance to see the end in flash as dortmund host cologne while trying to stay in touch with league leaders like a while and his ex again expected to start the match up from the bench. coming up. next on news asia a closer look at the extreme measures taken in china as the government imposes
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